on my work table

Sewing feels like a treat and a needed change of pace, I’ve spent way too much time with my computer lately. I’m working on a few new things.

sri creatures

These are mostly made from Sri Textiles – in a  moody palette I find myself returning to again and again this year. There is also a wonderful bit of eccentric mending on the lower right.

sri songbird

sewing pattern for a textile songbird

The songbird is a little bit of a re- design. The songbird pattern was the only one I hadn’t backed up and I lost it – so frustrating.  As soon as I finished the new design I found the old one in a mislabeled box.  I’m glad I did it though – they’re different – the old  shape is more stylized in a way I like and the new one has a more natural shape and I like that too.

get the songbird sewing pattern

vintage_buttons
And a button score! I used up what I thought was a lifetime supply of vintage and antique shell buttons – I use them for rigging ships and owl eyes.  I’m back in buttons for at least a couple years I think.

8 Comments

  1. I love the look of your owl and bird – using the fabrics you do is part of what draws me, part of what makes them so unique. I also like composition of the photograph, as if they won’t look at the camera because they aren’t yet finished…
    I want to thank you for your post about James Clear and the “stick to the schedule” method of working your way through a project – I went and read more and have been using it myself these past few days and am already amazed at my progress. I’m happy for you that you are through the tough part of the ship pattern – when the day comes it will truly feel like a “Champagne Launch”!

  2. Payman Solomon

    I have followed your work for a couple of years and I find it so magical. Looling at the beautiful and always taseful photos, I am transported to a mystical world.

  3. Payman Solomon

    I have followed your work for a couple of years and I find it so magical. Looking at the beautiful and always taseful photos, I am transported to a mystical world.

  4. I really like the look of that bird! Looks like a starling..not my favorite bird, but it’s a very good rendition! I’d love to see a robin, or a bluebird!

  5. I really love this bird and would like to make one for my daughter. I havent read the previous posts but will read future. Is the pattern shared anywhere here? Thank you for always sharing your beautiful inspiring works with us. Youre soo talented ;D HappySummer

    • Debbie Whitworth

      I too would love to have this pattern. I don’t see a reply to your question though. Do you get it in an email, or do you get a reply here?

  6. I love the birds and your muted colors. I’ll be looking for the bird pattern. I second what Jillayne said about James Clear, I’ve really been enjoying what he writes. Thank you.

  7. Heidi Jorgensen

    I love your birds. It has inspired me to attempt to make my own. You have a delightful style.

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